edwn is a nature poet, songwriter and photographer. edwn.org features poetry collections, photographs, and the albums An Ordinary Patch of Ground, Reso, Sproutcale, Burrdock, and Landling.

OPG album cover

OPG

An ordinary patch of ground
An overlooked corner
It's just there
Scruffy and a bit bare

YET!
Found most beautiful by distant star-beings

YET!
The spot where evolution was decoded by a fox watching a cloud

Overgrown tussocks
Foxtrails and rubbish
No name
No where

YET!
This patch of ground is alive with immortal treeness

Outstandingly average
Exceedingly bland
Just grass and boring bushes
Surrounded by trees

YET!
Litter awakes into a new technium

YET!
Animals always know it as a special spot

No place in your heart
To set it apart
Can hardly remember
Where was it again?

YET!
Wildflowers bloom and commune with the goddess of Summer

YET!
A link to future space colonists via superluminal VR

YET!
Underground bacteria and annelids
Work the soil and tell the story
We never see

YET!
It's everywhen in time

YET!
The crucible, a place of flowering
The crux of the botanical revolution

An ordinary patch of ground
An ordinary patch of ground

Released September 20, 2016